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Top travel photos, November 1, 2013

A boy hops from one to another of the 2711 stellae at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also called the Holocaust Memorial.

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Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

The Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy. Millions of years ago the pale peaks and pinnacles of the Dolomites lay on the seabed; now they are among the world's most distinctive mountainscapes.

Take a look at some of the spectacular images from Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, a book marking the travel guide publisher's 40th anniversary with a series of photographic essays.

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The Big Picture: readers' travel photos, October 26, 2013

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Holiday in an East German Bunker

37 year-old Andrea Friebe, who works as fitness coach, dressed in a  NVA soldier uniform, poses during her 'reality event' at the 'Bunker-Museum' in Rennsteighoehe near the eastern city of Ilmenau October 12, 2013.

A 1970s military bunker in Rennsteighoehe near the eastern city of Ilmenau now gives visitors the chance to stay there overnight as part of a historical "reality experience".

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Top travel photos, October 25, 2013

Bonifacio

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Biggest cliches in travel photos

Leaning tower of Pisa

Ben Groundwater, AKA the Backpacker, names the biggest photo cliches that travellers indulge in around the world.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.

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Inside Australia's first Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel Melbourne

Take a look inside the first Tune Hotel in Australia, on Swanston St in Melbourne. The Tune Hotel chain, an offshoot of low-cost carrier AirAsia, applies a 'budget airline' approach to its rooms,...

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The Big Picture: readers travel photos, October 19, 2013

Heron and Wilson Islands, just south of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Top travel photos, October 18, 2013

A bolt of lightning strikes down over Acapulco, Mexico.

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Oaks Casino Towers

Oaks Casino Towers

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Life's a journey

Mitchell Falls, WA.

Take a look at some of the stunning images from veteran photographer Ken Duncan's upcoming book , Life's A Journey.

Berlin lights up

The installation

Landmarks across the city of Berlin are illuminated in colors and patterns in the annual Festival of Lights in October.

Glass House Mountains Ecolodge

Glass House Mountains Ecolodge

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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, October 12, 2013

Yuyuan Garden

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Top travel photos, October 11, 2013

A tourist poses for a picture in front of stupa's and the Meili snow mountain range in Deqen county, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

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Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon

Hot air balloons, one of them shaped like a clock, are prepared before taking flight during the 42nd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 5, 2013. Thousands of spectators gathered on Saturday at the city's balloon park to watch more than 500 balloons of all shapes and sizes lift off in two stages during the so-called mass ascensions.

Hot air balloons take flight in the 42nd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico whilst competitors take off for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.

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Richard Branson's Necker Island

Richard Branson's Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson's private island is available for rent when he is not in residence, for a cool $US60,000 a night.

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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, October 5, 2013

DATELINE: GRAND CANYON, USA

We were on a tour of the US visiting the Grand Canyon. Surreally, a party had brought their own mystic with them and he was sitting on a rock at one of the lookouts when I snapped this picture.

John Hollingsworth

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Top travel photos, October 4, 2013

Sanya storm surge

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